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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Iberian Explorer

Circumnavigate the Iberian Peninsula and uncover the historic treasures of Spain on this spectacular 7-night cruise with visits to beautiful Cartagena, the historic city of Malaga and the picturesque bay of Vigo. Includes return flights from the UK and an included shore excursion in almost every port.

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £1290pp

Mid size Ship Holiday
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Cartagena City Hall, Spain
  • Malaga, Spain
  • Portsmouth, UK
  • Santiago de Compostela

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Incredible special offer prices! Subject to availability. Book by 31 Dec 2019

Iberian Explorer Special Offer

Join your Viking ship in the colourful city of Barcelona and admire the innovative architecture before setting sail for historic Murcia. Discover Cartagena’s rich history during a tour of the Roman Theatre and Roman Forum.

Explore the highlights of Malaga, Picasso’s birthplace, including the 11th-century Alcazaba Palace and the ancient Moorish Gibralfaro Castle before sailing onto the stunning bay of Vigo.

Wander through Vigo’s bustling plazas and the French gardens of Castrelos Park or take the opportunity to discover Santiago de Compostelo before calling on England’s maritime city of Portsmouth.

RV343 Operated by Viking Ocean Cruises

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Iberian Explorer

Day 1 - UK - Barcelona (Spain)

Arrive in Barcelona and transfer to your Viking ship. Spend time at leisure exploring this beautiful city before setting sail this afternoon.

Day 2 - Murcia for Cartagena

Arrive in Murcia and drive to Cartagena where you can stroll through the remarkable Old Town before visiting the fascinating Museum of Roman Theatre. The 6,000-seat Roman Theatre, built as an entertainment venue in the 1st century BC, when Rome was at the height of its power, lay undiscovered for more than 2,000 years until its ruins were identified in 1990. Alternatively, marvel at the beauty of the sanctuary of the Virgin of Fuensanta, Murcia’s patron saint, and the baroque- and Gothic-style cathedral.

Day 3 - Malaga for Granada

Arrive in beautiful Malaga, the gateway to Andalusia and the birthplace of Picasso. Enjoy a guided tour of this ancient city, visit the Gibralfaro Castle, see the ruins of the former Roman Theatre and head to the foot of the beautiful Alcazaba Palace; the best-preserved citadel in Spain. Alternatively, journey through the gorgeous Andalusian countryside to Grenada and its amazing complex of the Alhambra.

Day 4 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities during a relaxing day at sea a you cruise the Strait of Gibraltar.

Day 5 - Vigo

Admire the wonderful city sights of Vigo and enjoy a stroll around the beautiful French gardens of Castrelos Park during a guided tour. Or perhaps take the opportunity to savour delicious wines at local winery and see the sights of the unique region of Galicia. Alternatively, join an optional tour of Santiago de Compostela where you will see its majestic cathedral and charming Old Town.

Day 6 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities during a relaxing day at sea.

Day 7 - Portsmouth (UK)

Enjoy a picturesque arrival as you sail into the historic English port of Portsmouth. Discover the city’s prestigious Maritime past during a panoramic tour. Alternatively, take the opportunity to glide through the New Forest on a kayaking tour on Beaulieu River. Or perhaps, enjoy Privileged Access to the private home of Lord Somerton, one of Hampshire’s most stately and beautiful homes.

Day 8 - London Tilbury

Disembark your Viking ship in London Tilbury.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • Flight from the UK to Barcelona
  • Overseas transfers
  • 4 complimentary shore excursions with a wide choice of optional extra excursions available
  • House wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Choice of dining options from casual to private dining and al fresco dining
  • 24-hour room service
  • Tea and Coffee available 24-hours
  • Wi-Fi throughout the ship
  • Gratuities
  • All port charges and government taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel Insurance
  • Additional optional shore excursions

Cruise Extensions

  • Barcelona Extension - Extend your holiday with a 2-night pre-cruise stay in Barcelona with hotels, breakfasts and transfers from just £449pp. Contact us for more information.
  • Madrid Extension - Extend your holiday with a 2-night pre-cruise stay in Madrid with hotels, breakfasts and transfers from just £449pp. Contact us for more information.
  • London Extension - Extend your holiday with a 2-night post-cruise stay in London with hotels, breakfasts and transfers from just £749pp. Contact us for more information.
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